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Was Nigella Lawson Barred from Boarding Flight to U.S. over Drug Admission?

Was Nigella Lawson Barred from Boarding Flight to U.S. over Drug Admission?

Originally posted 04/03/2014 12:20PM

Nigella Lawson isn't exactly getting first-class treatment lately.

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Nigella Lawson 'Terrified' to Go Without Makeup on Magazine Cover (See Her Here)

Nigella Lawson 'Terrified' to Go Without Makeup on Magazine Cover (See Her Here)

Originally posted 03/05/2014 07:00AM

The star poses without her signature lush lashes and bright lips

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'It Was Like a Month at Summer Camp': The Taste Judges on Season 2

'It Was Like a Month at Summer Camp': The Taste Judges on Season 2

Originally posted 01/02/2014 07:30PM

Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and their fellow judges talk to PEOPLE about the latest season, premiering Thursday

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How Did Nigella Lawson Cope with 'Mortifying' Trial and Divorce? Chocolate

Nigella Lawson Turns to Chocolate to Cope with 'Mortifying' Trial and Divorce

Originally posted 01/02/2014 01:30PM

Nigella Lawson may have admitted to using drugs in the past, but she said that chocolate has been her substance of choice for getting through the stress of a fraud trial against two of her former personal assistants.

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Nigella Lawson Slams Trial as 'Ridiculous Sideshow' as Acquittal Announced

Nigella Lawson Slams Trial as 'Ridiculous Sideshow' as Acquittal Announced

Originally posted 12/20/2013 11:10AM

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson had some choice words for a verdict announced Friday in which two personal assistants were acquitted of defrauding her and media mogul ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

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Nigella Lawson's Former Assistant Calls Her Ex Employers 'Liars'

Nigella Lawson's Former Assistant Defends Purchases as Authorized, Calls Ex-Employers 'Liars'

Originally posted 12/13/2013 02:00PM

A former personal assistant for celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and her media mogul ex-husband Charles Saatchi told a British court Friday she would never make unauthorized personal charges on the couple's credit card.

Elisabetta "Lisa" Grillo and her sister, Francesca Grillo, have been charged with stealing more than $1.1 million from the high-profile former British couple in a massive personal spending spree. Their trial, which continued this week in Isleworth Crown Court, has exposed the couple's relationship woes and included allegations of domestic abuse and drug use.

Grillo said Friday under heated cross-examination that Lawson and Saatchi had been dishonest in their testimony in the case, calling them "liars," the U.K.'s Daily Record reported.

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Nigella Lawson: I'm 'Ashamed' About Drug Use but Wanted to Be Honest

Nigella Lawson: I'm 'Ashamed' About Drug Use but Wanted to Be Honest

Originally posted 12/05/2013 12:25PM

A day after admitting in court that she had used cocaine and marijuana in the past, Nigella Lawson said Thursday that she was embarrassed but wanted to come clean about the drug use.

"I would rather be honest, if ashamed, and explain the drug usage, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to be bullied [with] lies," the celebrity chef, 53, said at the fraud trial of two former assistants, according to the Telegraph.

"I am not proud of the fact that I have taken drugs, but that does not make me a drug addict or a habitual drug user," she added.

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Nigella Lawson Admits in Court She Used Cocaine and Cannabis

UpdatePosted 12/04/2013 01:00PM

Nigella Lawson Testifies About Cocaine Use

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:40PM

Nigella Lawson admitted to occasional drug use while testifying in the fraud trial against two former personal assistants in a West London courtroom Wednesday.

The celebrity chef, 53, said she had used cocaine a handful of times in her life, including when her late husband John Diamond was nearing the end of his life, as well in July 2010, when she said she was "subjected to intimate terrorism" by her now ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

She also admitted to smoking cannabis – at times, in front of her children – but denied being an addict.

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Nigella Lawson on Witness Stand: Ex-Husband Out to Destroy Me

Nigella Lawson on Witness Stand: Ex-Husband Out to Destroy Me

Originally posted 12/04/2013 08:45AM

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, testifying Wednesday in a fraud trial against two former personal assistants who once worked for her and ex-husband Charles Saatchi, said on the stand that he was bent on destroying her after a restaurant argument earlier this year went viral.

"He said that if I didn't go back to him and clear his name he would destroy me," Nigella told Isleworth Crown Court in West London.

Lawson, 53, struggled to maintain her composure on the witness stand, noting she was reluctant to testify in a case where two former assistants have been charged with spending more than a million dollars on luxury goods on her husband's credit card, which they'd had access to for household purchases.

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Charles Saatchi Says He Was 'Utterly Heartbroken' to Split from Nigella Lawson

Charles Saatchi Says He Was 'Utterly Heartbroken' to Split from Nigella Lawson

Originally posted 11/29/2013 04:55PM

On Friday, media mogul Charles Saatchi described himself as "utterly heartbroken" to have split from celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.

Speaking at the fraud trial of ex-employees Elisabetta "Lisa" Grillo and sister Francesca Grillo, Saatchi added that he still “adored" his ex-wife, whom he divorced in July, shortly after he was pictured with his hands around Lawson's throat at a London restaurant.

"I wish this last year had never happened," Saatchi told Isleworth Crown Court in West London. "If you think I am taking any pleasure from this situation then you are greatly mistaken."

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